It's been quite a while, huh?I started this blog because at that time, I had the world's most boring job and I was looking for a way to pass the time. Before I knew it, this blog had turned into a weird mishmash of friend-diary-activist platform-like thingy. Often, it was the only place where I could truly be myself and ...

I remember watching Mangal Pandey with my father, and he remarked that India won our independence for us. When I asked him what he meant, he said that the Indian independence struggle was a bloody one; and we reaped the benefits, with very little effort. I'm beginning to think that he was right; perhaps that is why Sri Lankans seem ...

I have always had good, long lasting relationships with my cellphones. All my Nokias and Sony Ericssons have been good to me, and I adored them in turn. None of us ever broke up, we each moved onto greener pastures after several years; some of them even hung around to form quirky threesomes.And then I met my Blackberry, with whom ...

There is something about having over 1.3 million people cheer you on that is quite indescribable. That's how I felt when I took part in the Pride Parade 2010 in Toronto earlier this month. Let's rewind. I had signed up as a volunteer for the Global Human Rights booth, and hadn't actually planned on taking part in the grand parade. ...

On June 19, 2010, Adam Lambert proved to me beyond a shadow of a doubt that America does not know how to vote. As part of his Glam Nation tour, Adam Lambert was playing exactly one concert in Toronto at the Molson Amphitheater. Guess who had to be there? Fortunately for me, the tickets weren't as prohibitively priced as Bon ...

Not the kind guys have, but the kind girls have. I started thinking about this when a guy friend told me recently that I don't understand him because I'm not a guy, and I don't share his dispositions. I went from kindergarten to Class 8 without having girlfriends. It was me myself & I, and that was about it. But ...

AKA The Day I Went For A Bon Jovi ConcertThis is a true story.Showtime!One by one, the band members walked on stage and we all went crazy! The whole stadium - each and every one of us - were on our feet, hands waving and screaming our lungs off. The whole atmosphere was electric - over 20,000 people, all of ...

AKA The Day I Went For A Bon Jovi ConcertThis is a true story.TorontoSometime in November, Andrea walked into work and gushed excitedly about how Bon Jovi was touring Canada in 2010. I had to be there! The choice was between Montreal in March or Toronto in July. Not knowing where I'd be in July, Montreal was the obvious choice. ...

This was the best part of the Canadian motor show that I went to in February, 2010. I spent hours in this section, and had the motor show consisted of nothing but the Shelby classics, it would have still been worth it.Not much I can say, so I'm posting few of the pictures, and I hope you enjoy them!

This is the only election in Sri Lanka that I am missing out on in the last 9 years. I am not sorry to be missing it. The choice really is between the devil and the deep blue sea.I am one of many who voted MR into power; I did so with the sole hope that he would not sell ...

AKA Dances With Wolves In Outer Space, Where The Script Got Lost During Take-Off. Ok, so the special effects were amazing. Outstanding CGI. Breathtaking visuals. But couldn't James Cameron have taken 1 year out of the 11 that went into making Avatar to script a better a story?I mean, unobtainium? Really? Really?Did anyone else notice that a gazillion years into ...

I was first introduced to him when I was in Class 6.Once a week during one of the double English lessons, Mr. Marshall did something fun with us. During the latter part of Class 6, he started reading a specific book to us. And with that book, I was entranced. I didn't know what magical realism was at the time; ...

I was in Class 6. I was already an avid reader, but the books I read were anything by Enid Blyton, the Nancy Drew stuff, abridged versions of English classics and a few Sweet Valley twins thrown in for extra spice. Kid stuff.Then Mr. Marshall happened. My English teacher, and his own curriculum introduced itself to my class. John Steinbeck, ...

The second song on a tape of English children's songs we owned (as far as I know, the only kids tape we had in English), it remained etched in my mind from the time I heard it. Maybe it was the haunting music, maybe something in the lyrics...I don't know.It remained buried at the back of my mind, until I ...

The last time I really celebrated Halloween was when I was in kindergarten and got dressed up as a fairy. But Halloween has always been one of my favourite holidays. You get to wear costumes, get all spooky, and have good, clean fun. Of course, I had no plans of dressing up this year as anything but myself (some say ...

I was actually in two minds about writing this post because with all the fake 'news' items - Channel 4 video, Hikka topless pics et al - I wasn't sure that this was a real story. Only after both Daily Mirror and Asian Tribune confirmed it did I decide to post it.I'm talking about the incident where a youth was ...

I was talking to two friends today, and we were discussing TV programs of all types, and I got thinking.Like, what on earth do people, especially women, find so fascinating about Sex and the City? The few episodes I watched were dull - they weren't particularly funny, not entertaining, and least of all exciting. Ok, the clothes are ( a ...

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